Even if your baby needs 10+ hours of sleep every day, sudden movements and jolting sounds can rouse him up from his slumber. Unfortunately, such a ruckus, whether intentional or not, can keep him awake all throughout the night. Make sure your child gets the sleep he needs and remains fast asleep in his mattress despite simple commotions inside your home. Here are some products that can help keep your baby in dreamland, so you do not have to wake up along with him.
Establishing a routine is one of the most important factors of a baby’s sleep, according to Jodi Mindell of the Sleep Disorders Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. One routine you can create in order to make sure that your baby sleeps soundly is by reading bedtime stories.
Yes, bedtime story books are some of the most important investments you can ever have for your child’s sleep schedule. The rhythmic and repetitive nature of stories such as “Goodnight Kisses” by Margaret Wise-Brown and “Counting Kisses: A Kiss and Read Book” by Karen Katz will surely send your baby dreamland. Beware: these might knock you off to sleep too!
Glider / Rocker
A baby swing and a bouncy seat might do you good during your baby’s toddlerhood, but if you want something that you can use until he grows up, then purchase a glider or a rocker. Any of these products can help establish a good sleeping routine for your baby – whether it is rocking him with a bedtime story or just gliding with him before bed.
Does your child wake up at the faint sound of you opening the door? If your baby is a light sleeper, then a great way to keep him asleep is to eliminate your hourly trips with the use of a baby monitor. With the many styles out there, you will have a ball when it comes to shopping.
If you are on a strict budget, you can go with the most basic of styles – one that transmits sounds such as coos and cries. But if you are willing to splurge some money, then go for high-tech models such as those that reflect room temperature, or those with videos/viewing screens. With a baby monitor, you can check up on your kid every so often- without disturbing him with the sounds an opening door.
Keep your baby warm, cozy and asleep during the entire night by ensuring the right room temperature with the use of a wearable blanket. This pseudo-sleeping bag can keep your child toasty without burning him to high degrees. A wearable blanket is sleeveless and closed at the bottom, therefore eliminating the tendency of your child to kick up the blanket that might cover his face (a risk factor indicated in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.) Zippers are located almost everywhere so you will not have a hard time changing his diaper.
Promoting the uninterrupted sleep of your infant will work wonders on his health, and your well-being as well! Keep your child in dreamland as long as he wants to with the help of these products that can keep him snoozing for hours on end.